Darius Rucker Teams With Violinist Lindsey Stirling for New Rendition of “What Child Is This” [Listen]

Darius Rucker Teams With Violinist Lindsey Stirling for New Rendition of “What Child Is This” [Listen]

Darius Rucker teamed with artist/violinist Lindsey Stirling to record a new rendition of “What Child Is This.”

The holiday standard, which was penned by William Chatterton Dix in 1865, has been recorded by a number of artists over the years, including Carrie Underwood, Josh Grobin, Lauren Daigle and more.

Darius and Lindsey will perform the tune during the CMA Country Christmas TV special on Nov. 30 on ABC.

“I was so honored when the CMA asked me to perform ‘What Child Is This,’ and to be getting to do it with an amazing musician like Lindsey is just awesome,” says Darius.

“I was so excited to be a part of CMA Country Christmas again this year,” adds Lindsey. “Every year, they give me an amazing chance to sparkle in their spectacular show. This year was extra special since I got to collaborate with the amazing Darius Rucker. Hope everyone loves it as much as we do!”

Listen to Darius and Lindsey perform “What Child Is This.”

photos: Darius Rucker by Lisa O’Connor, AFF-USA.com; Lindsey Stirling by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter